The educational philosophy of the Elementary Power APAC Visual Arts Department is to help fourth and fifth graders establish a creative awareness, nurture an appreciation of the creative process and support a natural interest in drawing. The student is introduced to studio discipline and practice and to the wide variety of media/techniques in the Visual Arts.
The philosophy of the Secondary (Middle and High school) Power APAC Visual Arts program is structured to provide sound foundational training in the fundamentals of observational study without sacrificing creative thinking skills. Students participate in “hands on” units of study in Drawing, Design, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Film and/or Digital Photography, and Art History. Students will have opportunities to compete in local and national art competitions and exhibits throughout the year, as well as to compete in the rigorous, nationally recognized Scholastics Visual Art competition. Junior and Senior high school students will participate in the Advanced Placement Portfolio program.